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Jan. 31, 2024

Farmers on Small Italian Islands Restore Ancient Groves and Local Production

Growers on Giglio Island and Capri are restoring centuries-old olive trees to revive a fading culture and protect unique island landscapes.

Jan. 30, 2024

Starbucks Expands Oleato Line to All U.S. Stores

The move comes as the company braces for the publication of disappointing economic data and one year after the line of beverages made its debut in Italy.

Jan. 16, 2024

The Olive Tree and the Rise of Athens

The story of the divine competition for Athens reflects the ancient Greeks' reverence for wisdom, strategy and life's practical needs.

Jan. 9, 2024

Tour in Tunisia Explores Olive Oil Culture and Cuisine

The Sfax Oleo Tour takes visitors on an eclectic trip through the olive oil-soaked region, visiting groves and sampling the many local delicacies.

Jan. 5, 2024

Buoyed by Awards, the Pope’s Official EVOO Producer Looks Ahead to Harvest

Pontiffs have traditionally favored extra virgin olive oils of Lazio. Domenico Sperlonga is following in the footsteps of his forefathers to serve Pope Francis.

Jan. 3, 2024

Pakistan Celebrates Foreign Investment, Local Culture at World Olive Day Gala

The event, held in the national capital, brought together farmers, consumers, foreign investors and government officials to educate, network and celebrate.

Dec. 14, 2023

Traditional Turkish Olive Cultivation Practices Recognized by UNESCO

The U.N. agency said Turkey’s traditional grafting, milling and table olive production methods are valuable to our global culture and must be safeguarded.

Dec. 12, 2023

Role of Women in Sector Takes Center Stage at World Olive Day

Celebrated at the International Olive Council’s headquarters in Madrid, the event spotlighted the role women play in the olive sector.

Dec. 11, 2023

Making Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily’s Tree of Peace

Volunteers harvested olives to produce oil from the tree in Palermo that commemorates anti-mafia prosecutor Paolo Borsellino.

Dec. 7, 2023

Celebrating South America's Historic Olive Trees

The organization Sudoliva documents and preserves historic olive trees which tell the story of the European colonization of Latin America.

Dec. 5, 2023

An Olive Oil-Centered Curriculum in California Seeks to Help an Ailing County

Despite its agricultural mite, Kern County suffers from elevated levels of food insecurity, obesity and diabetes compared to the rest of the state.

Nov. 6, 2023

Making Award-Winning Olive Oil from California’s Centenarian Trees

In the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Guilio Zavolta and Rachelle Bross seek to promote and protect the state’s historic olive trees.

Oct. 30, 2023

Croatia Wins Olive Picking Championship

The four-person team of local restaurateurs hand-harvested 48.2 kilograms of olives in the sixth edition of the World Olive Picking Championship.

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Jun. 26, 2023

Canneto Sabino: A Living Legacy of Sabina's Olive Oil Tradition

With roots dating back centuries, the millenary Canneto Sabino symbolizes the history and tradition of olive oil production in southeastern Lazio.

Jun. 20, 2023

Reviews Pour in for Starbucks Oleato

From indigestion to pleasantly nutty notes, customers in the United States and Europe have come to mixed conclusions about the olive oil-infused coffee beverages.

Jun. 19, 2023

Pandolea Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary in Rome

The non-profit focused on women’s health and sustainability celebrated the anniversary with an award ceremony and launched a new project.

Jun. 12, 2023

Tracking the Rise of Olive Oil in Japan

The rising quantity and quality of olive oil production in Japan presents opportunities for local farmers as well as European exporters.

Jun. 8, 2023

Exploring the History of Tuscany’s Iconic Olive Landscape

While evidence of the first olive trees in the iconic Italian region date back to the 14th century, the proliferation of olive oil culture started centuries later.

Jun. 4, 2023

Unveiling the Mystery and Magic Surrounding Tuscany’s Olivo della Strega

Believed to be a gathering place of witches and other mythical creatures, radiocarbon dating confirms the tree may not live for much longer.

May. 30, 2023

Dakos, the Cretan Meze, Is Having a Moment

Tomato, feta cheese and olive oil on a barley rusk make dakos a summer dish few can resist.

May. 23, 2023

Culture Meets Quality at Di Molfetta Pantaleo

The producers behind Di Molfetta Pantaleo believe spreading olive oil culture is the best way to create new customers and value.

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